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hit. topping the news today the united states ambassador to libya is dead along with three other americans after a violent attack on a consulate in that country. there are enormous questions who is responsible waudz it a planned terror attack? after wall it was on 9-11. who brings rocket propelled grenades to a demonstration. we will get into all of the new breaking details and very serious concerns in america and around the world. at the same time the president perhaps looking into the israeli government over differences of opinion in iran. the big and complicated picture coming up. it's all ahead as breaking news has changed everything on studio b. >> first from fox at 3:00 the deadly attack on the consulates in libya yesterday on 9-11 was a well planned commando style raid. coming to us from the chairman of the house committee commenting on the assault that killed a united states ambassador. he has been briefed on this matter and this could change a lot of things. it happened less than a year after people helped olivia took out moammar qaddafi. a mob of militants last night po
. the bodies were flown to the united states and president obama said the attackers in libya will see justice. listen. >> we will continue to do everything in our power to protect americans serving overseas, whether that means increasing security at our diplomatic posts, working with host countries which have an obligation to provide security and making it clear that justice will come to those who harm americans. most of all, even in our growth, we will be resolute. but we are americans. we hold our head high. >>trace: the white house said president obama has ordered a review of the security situation as u.s. diplomatic facilities around the world. we are hearing from lawmakers who were briefed by the c.i.a. they describe the attacks in libya as and i quote, "coordinated, commando-style and well planned, a likely act of terrorism." now to wendell live from the white house. wendell, the administration is denying there was intelligence they had prior to these attacks, correct? >>reporter: yes, press secretary, jake carney, denied there was a report that intelligence suggested an attack in bengh
, with shepard smith. >>shepard: breaking news in the coordinated attack on the united states consulate in libya and murder of the united states ambassador on 9/11. there is no apparent to it. he was absolutely murdered. lib al-libi -- libyan officials made an arrest. no one will confirm the information. u.s. officials tell fox to be "cautious," about reports of arrests. according to reuters, quoting libya's interior minister four men are in custody and under investigation suspected of helping events at the u.s. consulate. "helping." f.b.i. and others are on the ground in the early stages of the investigation. top priority here? find out whether the strike on the consulate was a planned assault by terrorists rather than a rampageing mob angry other antimuslim video. catherine is in washington, dc, first on the reported arrests. >> this afternoon, the intelligence community is trying to knock down the report. this question was put to the state department. i saw the press reports before i came down. i was not able to confirm them. obviously, it would be a good thing if we are moving forward on thi
/11 consulate attack in libya was not pre-planned, a plan libya's president called preposterous. a brave grandfather going to new heights to show his doctor is wrong and the whole family came along for the ride. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." >> but, first from fox at 3:00 in new york city an al qaeda egyptian clerk has issued a call for muslims to kill anyone involved with the low budget anti-islam video that mocked the prophet mohammed according to the reporting of the associated press. the protesters are not over the movie. today, it turned violent in several nations. first, in afghanistan, hundreds of people burned cars and threw rocks at the military base. the local afghan police general says protesters injured 20 officers. pakistan, now, security forces there fired tear gas and warning shots in the air in an attempt to push back hundreds of protesters marching toward the consulate. in northern pakistan, a person died after hundreds torched a press club and a government building and clashed with police. >> in indonesia, a picture of pr
to carry out acts of terror. i believe that was done in libya. there are groups in egypt and elsewhere, pakistan, that want to achieve the same thing. we have to depend upon the other governments. if they want a relationship, they have to protect our embassy and our people. if they don't do that, we have to think very seriously about recalling our people and conduct off any assistance because we can't tolerate a situation where the government of any country is promoting anti-americanism. >>shepard: egypt has been one of the staunchest allies that kept the violence down that this treaty of sorts with israel could not be more important. that is a delicate line, very delicate. we are looking at a country in transition. they have a new president. we had institutions we hope are being built, democrat institutions. there is a real fine line they have to walk by, shoring up their own support of their muslim population as such in egypt. at the same time, they have to make sure they don't allow the provocation or an exercise of their free speech to jeopardize lives in egypt. we have to take car
york city, the white house today said the consulate attack in libya is self evident that it was a terrorist attack according to the white house press secretary carney who spoke to reporters aboard air force one. the comment appeared to some analysts to mark a shift in how washington officials, especially the administration, classify the attack. early this week, the state department spokesman said they were waiting for more information. >> i'm not going to put labels on this until we have a complete investigation. >> you do not regard this as an county of terrorism? >> i don't think we know enough. we will assess. she gave our preliminary assessment. we will have a full investigation now. then we will be in a better position to put label on things. >>shepard: the house intelligence committee chair, and others, called this a terrorist attack. catherine with the news from washington, dc. what, exactly, did the white house say? >>reporter: the house is backing away from claims the i salt on the consequence last was "spontaneous," over the anti-islam youtube video clip. t
in north africa celebrated the murder of the u.s. ambassador to libya and called muslims to kill more american diplomats postage statement on a jihad website congratulating the men who attacked the consulate in libya, claiming it was revenge for the low-budget anti-islam movie that mocked the prophet mohammed. it is not clear whether that movie was the real spark for the attack the state department reports that the assault was a spontaneous reaction to protests in cairo over the video but libya's interim president and many american lawmakers say it looks to them more like a pre-planned terror attack. catherine has the news like in washington, dc. the administration appears to be walking back this claim of a simultaneous attack for what is to most people probably obvious reasons. >>reporter: on monday on this broadcast, based on information from the intelligence source on the ground if libya we reported there was a significant or sizable demonstration when the consulate was attacked at approximately 9:35 p.m. this because not an ongoing demonstration that spiraled out-of-control and l
. >>shepard: see you there. libya's president says he is going after the country's violent militias. today, the government reports it has broken up the group suspected of the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate. where are the suspects? that is coming up as we approach the bottom of the hour and our top story with fox. that is ahead. ve lately. but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized m
, we are learning more about what the white house knew and when in libya. sources say intelligence agents knew it was a terror strike within a delay, something that says it was the work of a spontaneous mob. the president and governor romney again battling out in the same state today. this time, virginia, where the poll shows it could go either way on election day. the nfl's real referees, at long last, finally ready for some football after weeks of blown calls and furious fans they will get on the field tonight. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, the israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu says the hour is late, very late to stop iran from becoming a nuclear threat. >> the iranian nuclear calendar doesn't take time out for anyone or for anything. i speak about it now because when it comes to the survival of my country it is not only my right to speak, it's my duty to speak. >>shepard: he spoke at u.n. in new york. he said international leaders would want to preserve world peace must address the
nations john assembly. the president started the speech with a tribute to the ambassador to libya, christopher stevens, a couple weeks after he was assassinated along with three other americans on u.s. soil at the consulate in benghazi. the date was 9/11. >> chris stevens embodied the best of america. he built bridges across oceans of cultures and deeply invested in the international cooperation that the united nations represents. today, we must reafell our future will be determined by people like chris stevens and not by his killer. >>shepard: the attack came during a spike in anti-american violence in north africa some in response to the amateur anti-islam video that marked mohammed. the president today said the u.s. government had nothing to do with the video and condemned the backlash. he defended the constitution from protecting the trite practice free speech. >> americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views, even views we disagree with. we do fault do so because we support hateful speech but because our founders und
.s. away chris stovens and three other americans in benghazi, libya. sources say u.s. intense knew in 24 hours that it was a terrorist attack with possible limps to al qaeda. addressing the nation after the morning after the deadly siege president obama said this. >> no act of terror will shake the resolve of this great nation. or change that change or eclipse the light of the values we stand for. today we mourn for more americans who represent the very best of the united states of america. >>shepard: an acknowledgment this was a terror attack? you decide. what we know is in the days that followed, the message from the administration was very clear. >> based on what we know, and now, and knew at the time, we have no evidence of a pre-planned or premeditated attack. >> it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo as a consequence of the video. >>shepard: that was the ambassador to the united nations referring to an antiislam video that want viral. she said the same thing on all five sunday morning television shows. top administration officials now say what happened i
to libya. a growing number of lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle now say they need more answers. remember fox news has learned that the u.s. intense officials has internally classified the incident as a terrorist attack in the first 24 hours. even though in the days following, the white house still publicly linked the attack to protests parted by antiislamic video that was viral. we have been working to get the facts. catherine is on those and like in washington, dc. we are getting a closer look at the security situation at the consulate. >>reporter: a firm regional security officer with the state department who has worked in the middle seat tells fox the consulate in benghazi had to be classified or assessed as a "critical threat terrorism or civil unrest posting." what follows from that classification are basic standards laid out by the state department including reinforced whens and doors that can withstand an assault up to an hour. you do not see that here. this golden hour is designed to give the ambassador and his security to burn classified documents and to call in the mi
it in the libya operation. if iraq wanted to deny iran airspace it would not be a huge deal by the standards of the international community or how these kind of things work. as you know, iraq is won by a shia majority government. they are worried about being -- seeing president assad fall to insurgents in syria. they see this as a matter of national survival. that's probably why they willing to tolerate this overflight. >>shepard: is it fair to say that this began as sort of a people's uprising and switched to a bit a civil war, and, now, could be considered a religious conflict? >>guest: well, on the last point, sectarian religious part is based on the knick -- ethnic differences, the shia here, they have certain ethnic differences from other syrian groups. yes, i am just sort of adding nuance, there is a strong divide here, the shia in syria are the minority, the opposite of iraq, and they are in power assad sad was the minority sunni in iraq until he was overthrown back in 2003 so it is the reverse image of iraq and you have a lot of the same kind of potential for an ugly sectarian and re
? >>guest: well, right now in libya you have a potent mix of a large influx of weapons, a large number of militants and terrorist activists and a certain amount of instability. that mix makes the situation complex and can allow things like this to happen. >>shepard: on the other matter of the accusations that there were requests to release the blind sheik, there is no doubt that egyptians have asked us to release the blind sheik. we know they have asked. this thought that the administration, with a president who is running for re-election, might for a second consider releasing the man who was behind the bombing of the world trade center in 1993, does that pass the smell test to you? >>guest: i don't think anyone, regardless of their political party, would consider releasing the blind sheik considering all he has been involved in and alleged to have been involved in. what you might be seeing is an element of the arab world, the muslim world and the egyptians using this as a subterfuge. >>shepard: the way they would use the video as a way to rile up and inflame the population over there,
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